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post #1 of 46 Old 03-04-2005, 03:32 PM
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...all points bulliten...seeking mid-atlantic troopers

I know there has got to be a few of you in and around the Virginia/DC Metro region, otherwise who is buying up all the DL's in this area? :?: :shock:

Anyway, I am a newbie DL rider looking for some group rides once the weather gets a little nicer. My previous rides were a 1980 Honda CM400 that I owned in college and a 1987 Honda Magna 700 that I have ridden until the strom arrived. This is the first bike that has inspired me to take rides longer than 100 miles, so I am generally new to touring. I am really looking forward to exploring all the beautiful Virginia backroads that I typically only see 50-60 miles at a time on my road bike (pedals, not pistons), as well as all those that I haven't seen yet.

Please let me know if there are others out there, otherwise I am going to have to go tag along with the local GS crowd!!

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post #2 of 46 Old 03-05-2005, 03:16 PM
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Re: ...all points bulliten...seeking mid-atlantic troopers

ha, the random day I happen to page down to these threads...

New DL owner out here in Columbia. I need some fun roads to ride on once it gets warm!! the traffic around here is for the shits!

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post #3 of 46 Old 03-06-2005, 08:00 AM
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Hey Riff, I've been riding with a local SCRC chapter that meets here in Glen Burnie. I swear these guys know every back road there is. We often go "fugawi" out through the Western MD area. Weekend rides often start with breakfast at Daniel's on rte 1 in elkridge

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post #4 of 46 Old 03-07-2005, 09:10 PM
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Hey Riff, I've been riding with a local SCRC chapter that meets here in Glen Burnie. I swear these guys know every back road there is. We often go "fugawi" out through the Western MD area. Weekend rides often start with breakfast at Daniel's on rte 1 in elkridge
I just found the Papastco (sp?) chapter. I shall check out the Glen Burnie one too soon!! Sounds like a plan.....but as for being a "Criuser" club.....would a sportbiker fit in?

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post #5 of 46 Old 03-08-2005, 07:59 AM
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Can't speak for the Patapsco chapter....but we defintely fit in the Glen Burnie Chessy chapter.

Yes there are some cruisers, but I regularly ride with VFR's, FZ1's, SV650's, Connie's..... and to be honest there are guys who ride thier GL1800's like sportbikes!

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post #6 of 46 Old 03-09-2005, 08:01 PM
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Re: ...all points bulliten...seeking mid-atlantic troopers

[quote="Mc2guy"]I know there has got to be a few of you in and around the Virginia/DC Metro region, otherwise who is buying up all the DL's in this area? :?: :shock:

Hey all from another Pasadena, MD rider. Once this snow decides to go away and stay away we've got to ride. I can't ride fast right now (braking in the new bike), but I look forward to this summers riding.

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post #7 of 46 Old 03-09-2005, 08:54 PM
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I know there has got to be a few of you in and around the Virginia/DC Metro region, otherwise who is buying up all the DL's in this area? :?: :shock:

Hey all from another Pasadena, MD rider. Once this snow decides to go away and stay away we've got to ride. I can't ride fast right now (braking in the new bike), but I look forward to this summers riding.

Doug Shaffer
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post #8 of 46 Old 03-14-2005, 03:03 PM
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11 blocks east of the capitol should qualify me as "in the metro region." This will be my second season with the strom and my third overall. VA has some of the best roads in the area. They are easy to get to and just amazing to ride. Once the weather warms up a bit, count me in. I recommend an early start, because weekend traffic is just as bad as weekday traffic, just less predictable. I usually take 66 to Haymarket and just have fun for a few hours.

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post #9 of 46 Old 03-14-2005, 04:43 PM
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Emgold,

I think Southeast qualifies as metro as much as one could. :shock:

I actually live 2 minutes from exit 40 off 66 in Haymarket and know everything west out to Winchester fairly well. We should definitely try to hook up for a ride when the weather breaks a bit.

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Hello East Coasters !

Raleigh, NC here Checking IN....

Bought my bike in Lynchburg, VA


I Love the DL !

I Try to ride on the weekends to West NC and Up to VA when Family and work permits..


Winters almost over !!
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